These Charts For Behavior: Free Downloadable Child Behavior Charts come with instructions for how to use them effectively.
They are designed for children who suffer from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD), but in reality they have broad applicability for all parents, teachers, behavioral and mental health professionals, and anyone interested in child behavior.
They include Chore Charts For Behavior that creates a chore schedule to help motivate your child to complete specific tasks or multiple chores.
There are also 2 different kinds of homework charts: Simple and Detailed. The simple homework chart is aimed at helping younger kids or special needs children. The simple homework chart helps children manage basic assignments and tracks their daily and weekly progress. The Detailed homework chart is geared toward pre-teens and teens and helps track more advanced tasks such as using an assignment notebook and turning in work on time.
In addition, the Single Behavior Chart can be used to motivate your child to practice one specific desired behavior. The Multiple Behavior Chart is useful for multi-step processes such as morning or evening routines, and cleaning their room.
Finally, the Single Behavior Chart For Young Children is designed for children in preschool to early elementary school. It is great to help improve desired behavior such as saying "please" and "thank you."
In addition, this helpful guide How to Use Behavior Charts Effectively offers tips for getting the maximum use and effectiveness.
These charts help parents of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD) on many levels. For example, they help provide clear expectations, because successful outcomes are more likely when expectations are clear.
Also, children receive immediate feedback regarding their progress. The chart is a simple visual indication to see how well they are behaving.
Further, the charts are self-motivating as children witness their own progress via the chart and usually wish to continue the positive behaviors.
Offering a child incentives/rewards to earn rather an taking away privileges is usually more effective.
Often, parents have already tried taking away privileges and found that it is not very effective. As a result, these behavior charts are a great tool for parents who feel "stuck."